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No programs launching with internet connection windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    No programs launching with internet connection windows 8


    I have had my windows 8 laptop since January and have had absolutely no problems with it until now. i recently just took my laptop away on a holiday with me for a couple of weeks where i did not have any internet connection. The laptop was working fine and had no issues with playing a few games or watching movies etc. I just got home and started my laptop when i noticed no programs would open including (google chrome, internet explorer, various games and applications including the windows 8 menu screen programs). However the only program that did open for me was files explorer. my first instinct was to restart my computer, so i did go to the settings button and selected restart. after waiting a couple minutes and not seeing and progress i held the power button in and then turned the computer back on. the same thing happened again and i again tried to restart my computer through the settings menu. however this time the restarting screen appeared, however after watching this screen for 20-30 minutes with no signs of updates or the like, i again held the button down to restart. i did some googling and found users facing similar problems and mentioned about it all being involved with internet connection. i turned my internet off on the laptop and restarted the computer once more, when it came back on, all the programs worked as usual so i turned my internet back on, and as soon as i did, the computer refused to open any new programs. i went on my computer offline and deleted my newest programs and files i had installed the last time i had internet as well as running a full system scan on norton, norton could not detect any problems and the computer still refused to work online. please help.

    Specs:

    OS : Windows 8
    Model : Toshiba Satelite
    Processor : intel core i7 - 3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Installed RAM : 4 GB
    64 bit

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by zaydan View Post
    I have had my windows 8 laptop since January and have had absolutely no problems with it until now. i recently just took my laptop away on a holiday with me for a couple of weeks where i did not have any internet connection. The laptop was working fine and had no issues with playing a few games or watching movies etc. I just got home and started my laptop when i noticed no programs would open including (google chrome, internet explorer, various games and applications including the windows 8 menu screen programs). However the only program that did open for me was files explorer. my first instinct was to restart my computer, so i did go to the settings button and selected restart. after waiting a couple minutes and not seeing and progress i held the power button in and then turned the computer back on. the same thing happened again and i again tried to restart my computer through the settings menu. however this time the restarting screen appeared, however after watching this screen for 20-30 minutes with no signs of updates or the like, i again held the button down to restart. i did some googling and found users facing similar problems and mentioned about it all being involved with internet connection. i turned my internet off on the laptop and restarted the computer once more, when it came back on, all the programs worked as usual so i turned my internet back on, and as soon as i did, the computer refused to open any new programs. i went on my computer offline and deleted my newest programs and files i had installed the last time i had internet as well as running a full system scan on norton, norton could not detect any problems and the computer still refused to work online. please help.

    Specs:

    OS : Windows 8
    Model : Toshiba Satelite
    Processor : intel core i7 - 3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Installed RAM : 4 GB
    64 bit
    I can't really pinpoint the problem from here because it sounds like so many different things are wrong but you should consider using the refresh option for Windows 8. The link shows you how.

    Refresh Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    thanks ^ i'll try it out
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    ty good sir, all appears to be working after your suggestion. thanks again for your help, just gotta re install everything xD
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by zaydan View Post
    ty good sir, all appears to be working after your suggestion. thanks again for your help, just gotta re install everything xD
    Yes it's a pain reinstalling programs, but better than the alternative of a complete reinstall, I use system images to restore from myself but with a laptop the options are limited.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

No programs launching with internet connection windows 8
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